Sept. 22, 2012; Pasadena, CA, USA; Oregon State Beavers defensive end Scott Crichton (95) stops UCLA Bruins running back Johnathan Franklin (23) after a short gain in the fourth quarter at the Rose Bowl. Oregon State won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Pac-12 Round Up: Week 4

Oregon State (2-0) spoiled #19 UCLA‘s (3-1) undefeated start with a 27-20 victory at the Rose Bowl. QB Sean Mannion had his way with the Bruin defense to the tune of a career-best 369 yards and two touchdowns, while the Oregon State defense held the NCAA-leading rusher Jonathan Franklin to just 45 yards.

In a battle of Pac-12 bottom feeders, Colorado (1-3) knocked off Washington State (2-2) for their first win of the season. After trailing 31-14 the Buffaloes scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to complete the come-from-behind victory. Jordan Webb’s four-yard touchdown run with 11 seconds remaining made the difference and overshadowed the four touchdown performance of Cougar QB Connor Halliday.

Arizona State (3-1) battered Utah (2-2) in Tempe, 37-7. The Sun Devils jumped out to a 21-point first quarter lead and never looked back. QB Taylor Kelly finished with 326 yards and three touchdowns in a game which saw ASU rack up 512 yards of offense. Utah running back Jon White was held to 18 yards and lost two fumbles in his return to the line up after an ankle injury.

#3 Oregon (4-0) blitzed #22 Arizona (3-1) in the second half to come away with a lopsided 49-0 win. The scoreline only tells half the story as the Wildcats held Oregon to 13 points in the first half and threatened in the red zone four times early in the game yet came away with no points. However, Oregon’s offense woke up in the second half and the Duck defense forced five turnovers, including two interceptions returned for touchdowns.

#9 Stanford (3-0) and Washington (2-1) had bye weeks.

Poll Position: UCLA and Arizona both dropped out of the AP and USA Today Top 25, while Oregon State secured a ranking in both polls with their second victory over a ranked opponent. Oregon leaped LSU, who struggled in a win over Auburn. Despite their bye week Stanford rose, while USC dropped a spot in the coaches poll.

  • AP  – #2 Oregon, #8 Stanford, #13 USC, #18 Oregon State
  • USA Today – #2 Oregon, #9 Stanford, #13 USC, #21 Oregon State

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